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Texas Gov. Perry Calls 2nd Special Session On Abortion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass a bill that would add restrictions on abortion.

The first effort to pass the bill died overnight after Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis’ 12-hour filibuster effort and disruptions during Senate proceedings as the session closed.

The announcement gives Republicans another crack at passing sweeping anti-abortion rules that would close nearly all clinics performing the procedure in the country’s second-largest state. …

Perry can call as many 30-day extra sessions as he likes, but lawmakers can only take up those issues he assigns.

Photo: Members of the gallery cheer and chant as the Texas Senate tries to bring an abortion bill to a vote as time expires, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay / AP)

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